Iron Fist
Iron Fist
Portrayed by Finn Jones
Full Name Danny Rand
Age 26
Height 6'0"
Build Lean
Eyes Blue
Hair Blonde
Skin Caucasian

Claim to Fame

The Immortal Iron Fist. CEO of Rand Enterprises. Kind of an idiot.


Danny Rand is known to the public to be the well-meaning if somewhat clueless CEO of Rand Enterprises. He miraculously returned after being presumed dead for a decade. As he's a bit too fond of telling people, he is also the Immortal Iron Fist, protector of K'un L'un, but for some reason he's not there doing the protecting.


Danny Rand was born to a life of wealth and privilege. His father, Wendell Rand was the CEO of Rand Enterprises, a multi-billion dollar corporation. For the first twelve years of his life, he wanted for nothing and lived in the lap of luxury. He had no concept of what other people's lives were like. He was a kind child who had a good relationship with his parents. He has fond memories of scrambling around Rand headquarters like it was his own private playroom.
When he was 12 years old, he was travelling with his parents in a private jet. The jet crashed. HIs parents and the pilot were killed. Somehow, Danny survived. He was rescued by monks and brought to the mystical city of K'un L'un.
Danny grew up as an acolyte of the monks of K'un L'un. The way between the city and the wider world was closed, so he could not return home. Life in K'un L'un was anything but soft. The conditions were brutal and challenging. He worked for his meager rations and slept on a hard mat. When he wasn't working, he was training. It didn't matter if he didn't want to fight. He didn't have much of a choice.
Winning battles was rewarded with more advanced moves. After he started winning fights, it kindled some sort of inner Rand ambition - the same ambition that had driven his father. He started to get more and more competitive, working hard to best his fellow acolytes.
In K'un L'un there was no corporate ladder to climb, but there were titles. The one title that grabbed his attention was that of the Iron Fist - protector of the city. Despite the fact that his fellow acolytes believed an outsider to be unworthy, he attempted the trials anyway. It wasn't arrogance so much as an unconscious feeling of entitlement. He was driven to succeed, and in the mystical city, this was a way to succeed.
Despite all odds, Danny completed the trials of the Iron Fist. He found himself faced with a dragon - Shou-Lau the Undying. He plunged his fist into the creature's molten heart and gained the power of the Iron Fist - as well as the dragon's mark on his chest.
The title was earned, but what Danny didn't expect was that the title essentially meant…glorified sentry duty. It was his sacred duty to protect K'un L'un, which meant standing at the pass, day in and day out.
Another man would be humbled by this sacred duty. But Danny wanted more. If he had been at home and his parents had survived, he would be taking on some junior position in his father's company - a comfy recipient of nepotism. He still felt entitled to that kind of life on some level, but those ambitions didn't map onto the world he now inhabited. He grew restless with sentry duty nearly immediately, and impatient to learn more about his powers.
So in retrospect, the masters of K'un L'un should have expected that Danny would leave his post the moment he spotted a hawk and saw that the way was open. The duty he had fought for and almost died for, was abandoned very quickly. Even Danny himself didn't truly understand why he did it.
Danny returned to New York. A combination of a 12 year old's view of how the wider world should work and a certain…cluelessness meant his reintegration into society hit a lot of hiccups. Perhaps the same luck that had guarded him all his life clicked in yet again, because he was somehow able to convince the right people that he was who he said he was, and more astounding still, reclaim a controlling part of Rand Enterprises. Not until after a stint in a mental institution - for very understandable reasons.
Now Danny is in New York, having abandoned his sacred duty, and with the power of the Iron Fist. Is it fate that brought him back there? Is he meant to be there? Or is he simply a clueless young man who followed the wrong-headed direction of his heart?

Character Details

Danny Rand is a very good-hearted person. He believes in helping people and in doing the Right Thing (TM). Unfortunately, he lacks understanding to truly see the world as it is. Everything he has ever come across has a cut-and-dried solution in his mind. That often means him charging headlong and fighting, or trusting people to do the right thing when they have no incentive to do so. He believes in honour and justice, but as abstract concepts rather than how they actually manifest in the real world. Part of that is his isolated upbringing, and part of that comes from his life of privilege before the plane crash. It's hard for him to see inequality, for instance, because he hasn't experienced it. He doesn't deny it exists, but it doesn't enter into his world view until someone confronts him with it. The creedo of Danny's life can be summed up as: he means well, but he often falls short. To his credit, he does try to learn and he does try to listen, but he can also be pigheadedly stubborn when he believes what he's doing is right. Despite his viewing the world in absolutes, he doesn't even truly understand the motivations for why he's done some of the things he's done.


This version of Danny is from the MCU, but one that recognizes the flaws in the character.

This character has a new player as of September 2017.

RP Logs & Journals

January 18, 2018: House Crasher

Danny meets his random house crasher Owen and the two discuss Luke's bar and future plans.

(permalink: log:6807 | tags: boomerang iron_fist know_my_name | posted: 20 Jan 2018 18:31)

January 01, 2018: Street Fight

On New Year's Day, Danny Rand stumbles upon a Midtown burglary — and Daredevil taking out his failure to bring in Wilson Fisk on the burglars.

(permalink: log:6747 | tags: daredevil iron_fist know_my_name | posted: 04 Jan 2018 04:08)

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